Media Talk: Paul Lockyer's redeeming journalism

Media Talk: Paul Lockyer's redeeming journalism

"[Paul] Lockyer's death reminds us how much we are indebted to ordinary, decent and self-effacing journalists... The death of ordinary people doing necessary work in a decent way turns around the questions we usually ask about journalism. When confronted by the corruption of something good, we usually ask how we can stop the corruption. When touched by the death of someone good, we will do better to ask how we can encourage what they were doing. How can we encourage journalists who are good at their job, keep themselves out of their stories, are aware of their own prejudices, and struggle for objectivity in the way they present reality to us. Encouragement comes from friends and a decent culture."
- Andrew Hamilton, 'ABC deaths put journalism in perspective', Eureka Street.

1 comments:

Stephanie Johnston said...

Erica - I thoroughly enjoyed your article in the Sunday Life mag...nice to see you in print.